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Trump says he needs to learn more on slain Saudi writer

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ISTANBUL— President Donald Trump says he needs to learn more about the killing of a Saudi journalist and will be working with Congress on the U.S. response.

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Speaking late Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada, he said he will be talking to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman soon.

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Saudi authorities announced that Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, died in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul after a fistfight with officials there. That explanation has sparked allegations of a cover-up intended to shield the powerful crown prince.

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Trump initially said he believed the Saudi account, but on Saturday he said he still does not know where Khashoggi’s body is.

Trump said: “We’d like to find out where it is and what happened… And I think we’re inching our way there.”

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posted on October 21, 2018

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